The Government has removed coastal hazards from the Council's district plan review process. This was done through an Order in Council, which came into force on Friday 16 October 2015.
Submissions received on coastal hazard provisions will not be published or passed on to the Independent Hearings Panel for consideration. Read more about the Order in Council and the district plan review process. Read media releases from the Council and Government. Read about the implications of this decision for coastal hazards risk, LIMs and building consents.
Around New Zealand, and the world, coastal communities are becoming increasingly aware of coastal hazards, such as coastal inundation (flooding by the sea), coastal erosion and tsunami. It's important we look ahead to ensure we are prepared to deal with the challenges of coastal hazards in the future, creating more resilient communities. If you have a specific question not answered here please email us at email@example.com or phone (03) 9418999 or 0800 800 169.